Research and innovation are the focus of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by four Ontario universities, including Nipissing.
The other three include Trent, Laurentian and Lakehead.
Officials say they will be working to enhance collaboration and resource sharing to drive economic development in the province.
Four key areas for collaboration include research and commercialization support, knowledge sharing, access to professional expertise and advanced facilities, and ecosystem partnerships.
“Nipissing University is pleased to once again collaborate with Laurentian, Trent, and Lakehead to advance research and innovation programs across the province,” said Dr. Barbi Law, Interim Associate Vice-President of Research, Innovation, and Graduate Studies. “Sharing knowledge and resources between our institutions will lay the groundwork for building more partnerships and will enhance our overall innovation efforts.”
Some projects the four universities will focus on relate to intellectual property and entrepreneurship, research data management and security, government relations, and more.